presentations / author readings / book festivals / school visits

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Past Events

A few highlights from 2016-2020


October, Fall Conference SCBWI - Rocky Mountain Chapter, Denver (Virtual). See the Child, Understand the Disability

November, NCTE National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference (Virtual). Chairperson of Panel: Presenting New Ways of Seeing Disabilities


February 27, Thursday morning, Kona Bookstore, Kona, Hawaii (the Big Island) Nancy will read from her new book, First Laugh, Welcome Baby. She will be joined by musician, Linda Yapp who will sing from her new album, "A New Day."
Linda’s web-site.

March 2, Saturday, 10 am-noon, First Laugh, Welcome Baby, book-signing at the Heard Museum, Indian Market and Festival, Phoenix, Arizona

March 22-23, Children’s Book Festival Denver, Colorado

March 28, 1:30-2:45 pm, AWP - Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 2019 -Room D133-134, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Event Title: The Big Black Dog: Children's Literature Takes on Mental Illness. Nancy Bo Flood will be discussing how mental illness is presented in picture books and middle grade fiction - at one of the largest gatherings of writers.

April 26-27, First Annual Bilingual Book Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Nancy Bo Flood, will be one of the invited presenting authors for the first annual NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The festival will take place here at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

  • The festival is being presented by the NHCC in partnership with National Día de los libros/Children’s Day/Book Day; ABQ Reads; Artful Life; Bookworks; the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute, Native Realities and the University of New Mexico Press with support from the City of Albuquerque and the BNSF Railway Foundation.
  • The festival will also launch a summer reading program in which children who are struggling with reading are matched with reading tutors who will provide one-on-one and group tutoring at the NHCC over the summer.
    The festival is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation for families who can afford it. We are starting with a one-day festival, this first year, and expect it to expand in subsequent years. Thank you for being one of our inaugural authors.
  • Nancy Bo Flood with Navajo illustrator, Jonathan Nelson, will present a 30 minute session at NOON on April 27th.

June 7-8, First Annual Cortez Literary Festival, Cortez Public Library, Cortez, Colorado

Thursday, November 7, 7th Grade classes, Heights Middle School, Farmington, New Mexico. Nancy Bo Flood led writing activities based on her book, Water Runs Through This Book. All About Water: Reading, writing, and creating information posters about water.

November 13, Reading to preschool children at Chinle Elementary Preschool, Navajo Nation. Nancy Bo Flood met with parents, teachers and preschool students to share early literacy events and encourage reading at home, an activity of the nonprofit organization, Read At Home. Learn more at their website: · Parents and children will gather at the school for Story Time. Nancy Bo Flood read from First Laugh, Welcome Baby and also The Hogan that Grandfather Built.

November 16, Saturday morning, 10 am-1 pm, Nancy Bo Flood will celebrate Native American Literature with book-readings and beading activities at Amy’s Bookcase, 2530 San Juan Blvd., Farmington, New Mexico.

November 22-24, National Council for Teachers of English, NCTE, Baltimore

November, NCTE National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Discussion and presentations (Notable Books for a Global Society)

November, Austin, Texas, USBBY (United States Board on Books for Youth) Bi-annual Conference, Austin, Texas. Round-Table discussion of outstanding children’s books about immigration/ asylum.

Festivals – as guest author

Heard Museum, Phoenix: Indian Market March 2019
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cortez Public Library Literary Festival, Cortez, Colorado June 2019

Author Readings / “real” Story Time

Chinle Elementary School and Preschool – all grades
Aztec Middle School, New Mexico
Farmington Public Library, New Mexico – guest author for three days of school visits
Glenwood Elementary School, Glenwood Springs, CO


Nerd Camp in Kansas, June 2018

Four Corners Outdoor Education Center – Annual Education Conference
Combining poetry and science: Seven Ways to Write from the Heart
Writing workshops and keynote speaker
Blanding, Utah


Young Author’s Conference Casa Grande, Arizona
Keynote speaker, workshop facilitator

Soldier Sister Fly Home chosen as Community All-Read
Navajo Nation, Tuba City Public Library March 2017
School presentations on Navajo Nation, Hopi schools, Flagstaff library
Colorado Humanities Book Awards, public readings of Soldier Sister Fly Home

Water Runs Through This Book chosen by I-Utah as 2017 “water book” for elementary school: two weeks of school talks, writing workshops and keynote speaker for annual Water Poster Contest celebration


Literature and Hawaii’s Children Bi-annual Conference
Presentations – poetry writing in the classroom
SONWA Award for Water Runs Through This Book: keynote speaker -
“Seven Ways of Looking at Water”